5/16/2006

Just Sit There Right Now


Just
sit there right now.
Don't do a thing. Just rest.

For your
Separation from God
is the hardest work in this world.

Let me bring you trays of food and something
that you like to
drink.

You can use my soft words
as a cushion
for your head.
I can't get this poem out of my mind these days. I think of it in the mornings and evenings when I sit before my icons with coffee or warm milk and wait for the empty spaces in me to fill and the too full spaces in me to empty out. Still waiting for those trays of food and nice drinks . . .

Thank you Daniel Ladinsky, for your luminous book Love Poems from God.

2 comments:

Lucy said...

I'm with you here. How long do you suppose we need to recline before they bring us the trays of food and nice drinks?

ragamuffin diva said...

I love Daniel's Ladinski's book. It has such a simple, whimsical approach to language.

I think I missed this one. Thanks for sharing.